Church schools are recognised for their distinctive Christian ethos and the impact this has on standards and all round education. We are an inclusive school and serve equally those of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith.
"We would not have so many great state schools in this country without the Church of England. I know the Church does a wonderful job helping to raise educational standards and in providing a safe and loving environment for hundreds of thousands of children… " Rt Hon Michael Gove
Collective worship has a central place in Sale and Davys C.E. Primary School. It has a very significant impact on the lives and aspirations of the school community.
Children take part in an act of Collective Worship every day; this is usually held from 3.00pm to 3.25pm. All teachers take it in turns to lead our daily worship and all staff are able to attend if they wish. Parents are invited and actively encouraged to attend our Collective Worship at certain times throughout the school year. As well as exploring the Christian faith, we also draw on key festivals and celebrations from other faiths in order to broaden pupils' understanding.
We actively encourage children to take part in leading worship. The children enjoy sharing worship with the school and are proud that they can contribute to our Christian Values.
Mrs Catherine Hetherington is our Collective Worship Coordinator.
The Diocese inspects their church schools approximately every 5 years and publishes a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report. Sale & Davys was rated "Excellent" at its last inspection in July 2019.
Each half term we share Bible stories with the children that link into our current Value.
Please share these stories again with your child and to ask them:
Daniel and the Lions Den
The Story of Moses
There are many occasions for children to pray and write their own prayers if they wish. Besides the prayer opportunities in class, Collective Worship and Church, each class has a reflection area.
We also have a whole school prayer tree in the main corridor. Prayer is not limited to these areas and we like to think that everyone is able to find a peaceful place to pray or reflect somewhere within the school day.
Kathy Slater and Judith Thompson have served as Foundation Governors for many years supporting the school with the Church School Toolkit, monitoring areas of the curriculum, recruitment of staff and getting involved with collective worship, children's learning and Church services. They ensure that there is a strong link between Church and School.
Usual Sunday Services
- 1st Sunday in the month: 9.00am Holy Communion
- 2nd Sunday in the month: 10.30am Morning Worship
- 3rd Sunday in the month: 10.30am Holy Communion
- 4th Sunday in the month: 10.30am Worship for
All other activities include:
- Youth Group every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm in Church
- The Barrow Singers who support the church when requested. Rehearsals on Monday evenings and concerts throughout the year.
For more information, contact Ann Heathcote 01332 703915
The pupils and staff of Sale and Davys C.E. Primary School are proud to be courageous advocates. We recognise the challenges faced by people in our community, nationally and globally and reach out to those in need to provide help and support.
We have carried out a range of different fund raising to support many good causes, some of which include:
“Love your neighbour as yourself” Mark 12: 29-31
Merlin class showing their work for Christian Aid - Hands Across the World. They had thought about how every child in the world deserves the right to follow their hopes and dreams. They shared pictures of what they would like to be when they grow up.
In 2019 the School Council raised funds for Christian Aid week to support mothers in Sierra Leone.
Four pupils from Trent and Griffon were invited to Derby Cathedral to learn more about Moden Slavery and receive certificates for representing their school as Modern Slavery Awareness Ambassadors.
Sale and Davys C.E. Primary School believe it is everyone’s responsibility to query whether they are purchasing items which have been produced through labour exploitation; to be aware of human suffering in their community; to raise awareness; and not to accept that people are commodities to buy or sell for gratification.
Father Ed from St Wilfrid's Parish Church is providing an ongoing contribution to the children's understanding by leading Collective Worships based on his experience of poverty and injustice.
Global Neighbours is Christian Aid's way of supporting, recognising and celebrating all that primary schools in England are doing to provide good global education.
The Global Neighbours accreditation scheme is verified by the Church of England Education Office and consists of three levels - bronze, silver and gold.
To achieve accreditation, schools demonstrate how they are fulfilling criteria relating to:
In 2019 we were awarded the Bronze award.
The School Council chose to support animals threatened by deforestation. They are currently planning a fund raising event to raise money to support this cause and raise awareness of the devastating impact deforestation has on our environment.
Pupils from Griffon class took part in a collaborative project on the theme of Sustainable Living with our partner school in India.
Father Ed talked to the children about his experience in Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia during Collective Worship. The children found out how they could support the poorest countries by buying their products.
“Who made you?”
“If God made the Earth, did he make the other planets?”
“Why did God create the Serpent if he is evil?”
“What made you want to create the Earth?”
“Why can’t the world be perfect?”
“Why can’t people live in peace?”
“What was the first animal created?”
“Do you have any parents or siblings?”
“How old are you?”
In each classroom, there is a reflection area which the children share discussions from Collective Worship. Children also can look up stories from the Bible as well as reflecting on learning linked with the half termly value and read prayers written and displayed on the prayer tree by members of the class.
We were thrilled to win the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education 2018 Spirited Arts competition. Click here to view our entry.